Business quote of the day: "Companies would get round it"

KPMG has little time for the Chancellor's plans to clamp down on tax avoidance.

This would just replace one set of complicated rules with another and companies would get round it.

Chris Morgan, head of tax policy at Big Four accountancy firm KPMG, casts doubt on plans from the chancellor to make the tax system more transparent and close a tax loophole known as “unitary” taxation. The move follows G20 finance ministers pledging to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies.

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Helen Roxburgh is the online editor of Economia

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Word of the week: Michellania


Each week The Staggers will pick a new word to describe our uncharted political and socioeconomic territory. 

After brash Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump paraded his family at the national convention, the word of the week is:

Michellania (n)

A speech made of words and phrases gathered from different sources, such as Michelle Obama speeches and Rick Astley lyrics.

Usage: 

"I listened hard, but all I heard was michellania."

"Can you really tell the difference between all this michellania?"

"This michellania - you couldn't make it up."

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